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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Every Once In A While

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One of my "dance shows" yields a gem. In this case, an old song I hadn't heard since college. I wore it out... Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You". Lyrically and musically, it is magic in my eyes. Joni played dulcimer with this song. It was a little too esoteric for me -- my LP was a duet with her singing and playing with James Taylor, who played acoustic and didn't sing at all.

I rediscovered it tonight; Diana Krall's version (KD Lang and Tori Amos have also taken their turns). I think I love it more today, rediscovered, than I did so long ago.


Oh I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paintsI
'm frightened by the devil
And drawn to those who ain't afraid
I remember when you told me
"Love is touching souls"
Surely you touched mine
Part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time

You are in my blood

like holy wine
You taste so bitter and you taste so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you
I could drink a case of you darling
Still I'd be on my feet
I'd still be on my feet


Marion said...

I love Diana Krall and have many of her CD's but I've never heard her sing this song. I'd buy her singing the phone book. I hope this one is on one of her CD's so I can buy it. Thanks for posting. I missed the show last night and will have to watch it on hulu! Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving!

Bob said...

Great stuff here.

Have you heard that James Taylor and Carole King are doing a world tour? I think it's starting in Australia or some such place then the other venues are TBA. If there's one in Tampa/St. Pete but not around here, get your guest room spruced up. I'm there. :-)

Happy Thankgsiving.